-Chef Bao Bao

Chef Bao Bao

Biography

Chef Bao Bao, was born in the northernmost province of Thailand. After graduating from The French Culinary Institute in NY, Chef Bao Bao began training at L’ecole in NYC. Soon after, she landed her first job at the Mercer Kitchen working with renowned Michelin star chef, Jean Georges. She then got an amazing opportunity to work with Daniel Boulud at Bar Boulud, and afterwards, she cooked as a personal chef for the Princess of Saudi Arabia and many celebrities including Cameron Diaz, Janet Jackson, Lucy Liu, and Marc Jacobs. In 2015 Chef Bao Bao was... READ MORE

Chef Bao Bao, was born in the northernmost province of Thailand. After graduating from The French Culinary Institute in NY, Chef Bao Bao began training at L’ecole in NYC. Soon after, she landed her first job at the Mercer Kitchen working with renowned Michelin star chef, Jean Georges. She then got an amazing opportunity to work with Daniel Boulud at Bar Boulud, and afterwards, she cooked as a personal chef for the Princess of Saudi Arabia and many celebrities including Cameron Diaz, Janet Jackson, Lucy Liu, and Marc Jacobs. In 2015 Chef Bao Bao was recognized by Zagat as one of “30 Under 30” culinary rising stars in NYC, and was featured in numerous food & dining publications. She was also one of the contestants in a popular Esquire Network TV show, Knife Fight and Beat Bobby Flay on Food Network. Recently, Thrillist.com recognized her as one of 11 “The Most Badass Female Chefs in New York”.

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Northern Thai Sausage

 

Ingredients:

1lb minced pork
6-7 sausage casings
1 tbsp finely chopped kaffir lime leaves
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander
1 tbsp chopped spring onion
1/2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tbsp soy sauce
10 dried chillies
1/2 tbsp chopped fresh turmeric
1 tbsp chopped lemongrass
1/2 tbsp finely chopped garlic
1/2 teaspoon shrimp paste
1 tbsp chopped shallots
1/2 tbsp salt
1 egg

 

Directions:

1) Add 1/2 tbsp of chopped turmeric, 1/2 tbsp of finely chopped garlic, 1 tbsp of chopped shallots, 1 tbsp of chopped lemongrass, 1/2 teaspoon of shrimp paste, 10 dried chillies and 1/2 tbsp of salt to a mortar and pestle, and crush for a few minutes until you are left with a thick paste.

2) Add the paste to a mixing bowl along with minced pork, 1 egg, 1/2 tbsp of sugar and 1/2 tbsp of soy sauce. Mix everything together thoroughly by hand, then add 1 tbsp of finely chopped lime leaves, 1 tbsp of chopped spring onion and 1 tbsp of finely chopped coriander, and mix in with the pork. Once everything is mixed together, leave the pork for 30 minutes.

3) Stuff pork mixture in to the sausage casings.

4) Cook sausages in a steamer about 10-15 minutes and then grill on a medium heat for about 5 minutes, turning regularly so that they are cooked evenly all over. Then slice up the sausage and serve.